This is the ideal place to start.

This is an introductory course suited to those with a basic knowledge as well as the total beginner.

You will learn how to select the perfect bottle with confidence, how to taste and describe wines, all about food and wine pairing, and taste some beautiful wines. All kinds of wine lovers take it for business certification, or pleasure.

There are no pre-requisites, and lots of course dates.

Don’t forget: when you register for an in-person course, you receive a FREE Vinoscenti – Canada online course (valued between $99-299 depending on the free course we offer at the time ) 

Chinese – $495
english – $395


The WSET Level 1 is a fantastic introductory wine course. We take you on a vinous journey around the world, packed full of exceptional quality wine tastings and food pairing exercises. It’s both educational and entertaining.

You will learn about:

  • How to taste and describe wines
  • How to pair food and wine
  • The characteristics of the classic grape varieties
  • Grape growing, terroir and winemaking
  • Storage and service
  • Champagne & Port
  • Tips on buying wine


At the 1 day course you’ll be guided through tastings of benchmark wines. You’ll learn about the classic grapes. Our engaging and passionate instructors are highly qualified experts who are happy to answer all your questions. It’s fun, relaxed and you can sit back and enjoy the day.


At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice exam with a pass mark of 70%. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate which is a formal qualification in wine with international recognition, and a beautiful lapel pin. Many students frame their WSET certificates. So enroll today and fuel your passion.


TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Vinoscenti Canada has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

Course Format

Course Length: 1 Day


  • Welcome & Course Outline
  • The Art of Wine Tasting
  • Cultivating a Vineyard & Terroir
  • Classic White Grapes & Regions
  • Tasting of  White Wines
  • Food & Wine Pairing Exercises
  • Red & Rosé Winemaking
  • Classic Red Grapes & Regions
  • Tasting of Red Wines
  • Pairing Wine & Food
  • Serving & Storing Wine


At the end of the course you will:

  • Know the fundamentals of how you grow
    grapes and make all types of wine;
  • Know how to taste and describe some
    different wine styles;
  • Be able to identify the major aromas and
    flavours in wine;
  • Be familiar with the key wine producing
  • Know the theory of food and wine pairing
    and experience it through practical
Study Guide

Upon registration, students will be provided with material for Level 1.



The examination is restricted to information contained within the Level 1 study material.
At the end of the day of the course, students will be provided 45 minutes to answer 30 multiple choice questions.
Results are released approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the exam.
Students are required to achieve a grade of 70% to pass the Level 1 certification.